Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wordless Wednesday/Kevin Barry of Rathvilly, County Carlow

Women praying for Kevin Barry before his execution
     Kevin Barry was a 19 year old medical student who joined the Army of the Irish Republic during the Irish War of Independence, (1919-1921).  He spent part of his life in Rathvilly Parish, home of my O'Hora ancestors.  He was captured by the British and executed in 1920.

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